TORONTO, ON. (July 2, 2010) -- Lexus Canada today announced that it has informed Transport Canada of its intention to file a Notice of Defect (NOD) regarding approximately 3,700 Lexus vehicles, powered by 4.6 and 5.0 litre V8 and 3.5 litre V6 engines in certain 2006, 2007 and 2008 GS, IS and LS models in Canada. 
 
In the affected vehicles some foreign material may have contaminated a small number of the valve springs.  In the rare instance that a vehicle is affected, there is a remote possibility that abnormal engine noise or idling may occur. In extremely rare instances, the engine may stop while the vehicle is in operation. Lexus Canada has received no reports of accidents, injuries or cases related to this condition. No vehicles from the current 2010 model year nor 2009 model year are affected.
 
Lexus will send owners of the involved vehicles a recall notification via mail.  Owners are requested to contact their local Lexus dealership for diagnosis and repair after receiving their notification.  The repair will involve replacement of the engine‚Äôs valve springs at no charge.
 
Owners can continue to drive their vehicles. If symptoms such as vibration, rough idling, unusual engine sounds or poor performance are noticed, the vehicle should be brought to a Lexus dealership for service.
 
Certain Lexus vehicles produced among the following models and years are covered:
   

Model
Model Year
GS 350
2007
2008
GS 450h
2007
2008
GS 460
2008
IS 350
2006
2007
2008
LS 460
2007
2008
LS 460 L
2007
2008
LS 600h L
2008

Customers with questions or concerns should contact Lexus Canada at 1-800-265-3987 or 1-800-26-LEXUS.
 

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